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Re: Client relative url support infrastructure and merge implementation

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-12-18 12:23:47 CET

Greg Lutz wrote:
> At 08:38 PM 12/17/2007, Troy Curtis Jr wrote:
>> On Dec 17, 2007 5:04 PM, Greg Lutz <greg@nearspace.com> wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
>> ... the proposed [repository-relative URL] syntax will be exceedingly
>> inconvenient on
>> > Windows machines [because] ^ is cmd's very odd choice for an escape
>> character
>
> [snip]
>
>> So the question is how many people will this effect? Can you think of
>> another alternative that might provide for greater compatibility?
>
> From my isolated perch in Windowsland, I wouldn't be surprised if
> quite a significant number of users were using svn from the command
> line, and writing .bat files for the purpose. Really, I have no idea
> what the number might be.
>
> Looking along the top row of my keyboard, I wonder whether "+" or "="
> might be reasonable alternatives to "^". In *nix, they're all about
> equally metacharacterish.

+ is sometimes special on Windows. = seems to be safe, so does % (which
is a job control shortcut in bash, but only at the beginning of a line)

Whatever is implemented, I think it would be an extremely good idea to
make relative externals use the same magic character.

-- Brane

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